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Residencies can be transformative to an artist’s process and the effect on an artist’s career profound. A residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) gives artists the time and space to explore and go deeper into their work. Away from the constraints of “the real world” and in an accepting environment of talented peers, one can dream and create with the feeling that anything is possible.
VCCA’s Mt. San Angelo location in Amherst, Virginia, typically hosts 360 artists each year in residencies of varying lengths (no minimum; up to six weeks) with flexible scheduling. A residency at Mt. San Angelo includes a private bedroom with private en-suite bath, a private individual studio, three prepared meals a day, and access to a community of more than 20 other artists in residence.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, VCCA is surrounded by natural wonders and hiking trails. Many local sites and additional inspiration can be found in short drives to Lynchburg (20 minutes), Charlottesville (1 hour), Roanoke (1.5 hours), or Richmond (2 hours).
Visit for more information: https://www.vcca.com/apply/
Applications for VCCA’s residency program at Mt. San Angelo in Amherst, Virginia, are accepted three times a year for three distinct scheduling periods. Flexible scheduling is available for residencies of varying lengths within each period. Residencies are available throughout the year on the following cycle:
Residencies Available: September – December 2023
Application Opens: October 1, 2022
Application Deadline: January 15, 2023
Notification: sent by April 30, 2023
Residencies Available: January – April 2024
Application Opens: February 1, 2023
Application Deadline: May 15, 2023
Notification: sent by August 31, 2023
Residencies Available: May – August 2024
Application Opens: June 1, 2023
Application Deadline: September 15, 2023
Notification: sent by December 31, 2023